Newchip Accelerator Launches New Seed Cohort in July 2019

                                                     19 New Startups Join Newchip’s Global Online Seed Accelerator Program

AUSTIN, Texas— Newchip, an Austin-based web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors, is excited to announce the launch of its July Seed Accelerator cohort, which includes 19 new startups from around the world. The startups range in industry focus from oil-and-gas pipeline monitoring technology, to property rent management solutions, to yoga studio management software, and more.  

“Our Seed Accelerator program is growing at a faster rate than initially imagined,” said Ryan Rafols, CEO of Newchip. “Startups from around the world are coming to us to learn how to fundraise, how to scale their company, and ultimately how to propel their business to the next level. It’s humbling to see the huge impact Newchip is making in the lives of hundreds of entrepreneurs, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.” 

Newchip launched its inaugural online accelerator program back in April 2019 with the mission of preparing its participants to launch, scale, and fund their startups. Startup founders in the inaugural cohort graduated at the end of June 2019 in Newchip’s Investor Startup Showcase, a multi-day, online event for participating startups in the Accelerator program to pitch their companies to prospective investors around the world. 

“It’s becoming much clearer to the Newchip executive team that we are doing something right, that we are adding a substantial amount of value to the startups we help,” said Joshua Lawton, Accelerator Director of Newchip. “Our commitment to the global startup community is simple: we are here to help serious entrepreneurs challenge the status quo by empowering them to take their companies to the next level.”

Companies participating in the July 2019 Newchip Seed Accelerator include:

  • Bnotes (Florida, USA): Bnotes keeps business thoughts organized and informed so that companies can easily move them into action, and gauge the impact of their efforts.
  • Trio Rewards (California, USA): Trio Rewards empowers local retailers to acquire new customers by enabling their existing customers to earn money for word of mouth marketing.
  • NextOrbit (Texas, USA): NextOrbit offers predictive algorithms that works on retailer data combined with competitor pricing.
  • BattlePro (New York, USA): BattlePro is the only tournament management platform that directly allows Esports organizers to create league based tournaments.
  • Retrolux (Idaho, USA): RetroLux is software for automated lighting sales that simplify buying, selling, and maintaining high-efficiency energy streams.
  • Agent File (California, USA): Agent File is a boutique transaction coordination and real estate brokerage that provides transaction coordination services to some of the most innovative brokerages, agents, teams, and developers of new construction, homes, and condos.
  • mlQrotech (Florida, USA): mIQrotech merges IoT and AI technology to predict oil and gas pipeline leaks before they happen.
  • fitDEGREE (New Jersey, USA): fitDEGREE is a powerful, yet affordable studio management software designed with yoga studios in mind.
  • TotalSynch (California, USA): Using unique and patented Syllabic Module Programmed Language Engine (SiMPLE), TotalSynch breaks down simple text into natural-speech syllables, and converts them to the motions and sound of an actor’s voice becoming a natural language interpreter.
  • Outfix (New York, USA): Outfix is a marketplace of personalized fashion advice from stylistically like-minded peers and influencers for an exclusive and confident shopping experience.
  • 4period (Tennessee, USA): 4period designs undergarments that are comfortable, affordable, practical, and efficient. 
  • LetsAllDoGood (Massachusetts, USA): LetsAllDoGood is the smartphone app for all the good in the world which connects nonprofits and social organizations to supporters on their smartphones with rich, actionable, measurable, and shareable communications.
  • Paymatrix (Telangana, India): Paymatrix is India’s largest property rent management platform, streamlining rental payments and collections for individuals and businesses. 
  • Proper Living Co. (California, USA): The Proper Living Co. creates well-designed products for repair and recovery. Its flagship product, the Proper Pillow, has gained strong acceptance and traction in the holistic healthcare sector.
  • Bodies Done Right (Ohio, USA): Bodies Done Right is the developer of innovative virtual training software to improve corporate wellness.
  • Phoenix Rising Technology Group (Texas, USA): Phoenix Rising Technology Group is a software development company focused on developing TradingSimple, a fully automated algorithmic day trading platform that buys and sells stock with no human intervention, allowing investors to remove emotion from the market. 
  • Kinn Home (Texas, USA): Kinn is a modern lifestyle brand that offers personalized curation and in-home sampling by producing e produce everyday home essentials starting with tableware, to make elevated design accessible for daily living.
  • Carii (Pennsylvania, USA): Carii is a unique end to end “meta” platform for creating dynamic branded community ecosystems around organizations.
  • Torrent Tactical Loading Systems (Virginia, USA): Torrent Tactical Loading Systems is a collaborative consortium of military and senior law enforcement veterans developing lifesaving equipment to provide tactical superiority of personnel engaged in high-stress combat situations.

Newchip’s Accelerator is revolutionizing the global startup accelerator and fundraising industry by democratizing capital and bringing access to companies outside of major startup hubs. Its programs, including its Seed, Pre-Seed, and Bootcamp, accept new applicants on a rolling basis, graduating more companies than a typical accelerator due to its equity-free and tuition-based nature. 

About Newchip Accelerator:

The Newchip Accelerator is an immersive, equity-free, online accelerator program for Early Stage to Series A startups serious about scaling their businesses to the next level. Participants engage in a comprehensive curriculum of training, 1-1 mentor sessions, Masterminds, and live classes to prepare them to raise investment capital from Angels, VC’s, and the crowd. Three components comprise the Newchip Accelerator: Bootcamp, Pre-Seed, and Seed. Startups apply and are accepted into an appropriate Accelerator program based on the stage, traction, and trajectory of their business.

To apply for the Newchip Accelerator, please visit https://launch.newchip.com/

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Newchip Accelerator Launches New Pre-Seed Cohort in July 2019

                                                   30 New Startups Join Newchip’s Global Online Pre-Seed Accelerator Program

AUSTIN, Texas – July 23, 2019 — Newchip, an Austin-based web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors, is excited to announce the launch of its July Pre-Seed Accelerator cohort, which includes 30 new startups from around the world. The startups range in industry focus from consumer goods and services to high tech solutions, including artificial intelligence (AI) systems, augmented reality (AR), social impact software, agriculture tech, garage doors, push carts, pet sitting, HR tools, and much more.

“The entrepreneur community that Newchip serves has expanded at an astonishing rate,” said Ryan Rafols, CEO of Newchip. “At the core of this growth is our Pre-Seed Accelerator program, which is helping entrepreneurs who have already validated their startup idea with a clear target market and a developed prototype to optimize their business into one that is scalable, efficient, and ready for pre-seed investment by friends, family, Angels, and crowd investors.”

Newchip launched its inaugural online accelerator program back in April 2019 with the mission of preparing its participants to launch, scale, and fund their startups. Founders in the inaugural cohort graduated at the end of June 2019 in Newchip’s Investor Startup Showcase, a multi-day, online event for participating startups in the Accelerator program to pitch their companies to prospective investors around the world.

“The pool of candidates for the Newchip Pre-Seed Accelerator has become so much more competitive over the past months. As companies from our initial cohorts finish the Pre-Seed program and go off to scale their business to the next level, we’re left with a legacy of genuine commitment to helping entrepreneurs as well as a growing community of alumni around the world,” said Joshua Lawton, Accelerator Director of Newchip. “We created the Pre-Seed Accelerator program as a valuable avenue through which startups, anywhere in the world, can take their early-stage business to the next level in order to raise capital – and it’s working!”

Companies participating in the July 2019 Newchip Pre-Seed Accelerator include:

  • AgriLedger (England, UK): AgriLedger is a social enterprise project using distributed ledger technology and mobile apps for agricultural producers.
  • LocalDawgs (Oregon, USA): LocalDawgs is a mobile app that connects local pet owners with each other to exchange pet sitting instead of money – the pet owners are the pet sitters.
  • BelBoy (Georgia, USA): BelBoy is helping people find skilled neighbors to help with any odd job.
  • Gypsee (California, USA): Gypsee makes travel with friends easy through a trip coordination app that handles logistics, arranges flights, collects payments, picks hotels, and selects activities.
  • Alchemy Beverages (California, USA): Alchemy Beverages and its Clarification Technology (CT) is disrupting the spirits business by changing the way alcohol is produced and consumed across the $500 billion spirits business.
  • Selfless.ly (Indiana, USA): Selfless.ly is a SaaS platform for companies to create, maintain and track their social impact in new innovate ways.
  • D-Vision Systems (New York, USA): D-Vision Systems designs and develops three-dimensional computerized vision systems, providing vision-science solutions for civil and defense applications.
  • CaraFan (Texas, USA): CaraFan is an event-oriented transportation company focused on transporting people to and from events.
  • MechDirect (Lagos, Nigeria): MechDirect is an on-demand auto repair service app that has brought revolution to the automotive industry in Nigeria.
  • GarageSkins (Oregon, USA): GarageSkins real wood garage door overlays are a simple, elegant solution to a long-standing problem:  How to make a plain metal garage door look amazing without breaking the bank.
  • MyBaby’sFamily (Indiana, USA): MyBaby’sFamily is on a mission to help expectant parents find a safe and loving family for their child, starting with their own.
  • DapIt App (California, USA): DapIt makes it easy for local businesses to harness the marketing power of virtual gift cards.
  • SmartProfyl (Texas, USA): SmartProfyl is a career transition platform with a roadmap that actually promotes learning, visibility and exposure through a smart AI-enabled marketplace that autonomously scans and connects candidates with work opportunities.
  • Walker Trolleys (Texas, USA): Walker Trolleys was founded to bring a new type of push cart to the market, one based on design: minimalistic and intuitive.
  • Divercity.io (California, USA): Divercity is a solution for diversity and inclusion hiring and a community hub for women and minorities.
  • Plutus Planning (Pennsylvania, USA): Plutus Planning is geared towards helping students pay off their student loans efficiently to ensure future financial freedom.
  • Honeycomb App (California, USA): Honeycomb is a two-sided app where companies can connect with users via A/B tests and 1-on-1 chats to gather feedback and opinions.
  • Biztrack.io (Texas, USA): Biztrack is on a mission to reduce the overall amount of failed business ventures by providing step-by-step guided instructions plus helpful information, estimated costs, resources, tools and recommended business partners to help entrepreneurs succeed.
  • E-Z Bootie (California, USA): E-Z Bootie is creating a disposable, specialized boot for a specific medical application with horses.
  • Go Africa (New York, USA): Go Africa is building a dynamic commodities trading portal specialized in commodities and products from Africa.
  • JUMPPapp (California, USA): JUMPPapp is an automatic software that generates new customers and sales for any business, anywhere in the world, through an organic PPC algorithm.
  • Aputomics & Kiuws (Delhi, India): Kiuws creates and develops Artificial General Intelligence companies, accelerators and VCs Aputomics helps clients grow with the help of AI.
  • Virifi AR (Maryland, USA): Virifi AR is developing a simplified, user-friendly browser interface for the augmented reality (AR) cloud and current universe of emerging AR applications.
  • Vocalize This (New Jersey, USA): Vocalize This is changing the marketing landscape through its online wormhole, which allows companies to create shortcuts for your users to bypass searching.
  • Empowering the Patient (Texas, USA): Empowering The Patient is piecing together the healthcare puzzle by educating patients so they know that when they receive a bill or statement, they understand what is being charged and whether or not those charges are accurate.
  • TrainerMade (Texas, USA): TrainerMade is an online platform where personal trainers create custom workouts for their clients, the clients access these workouts using a mobile app and perform them at their own time and place.
  • ACTS Acquisitions (Pennsylvania, USA): ACTS Acquisitions is a real estate website portal that specializes in wholesaling, commercial and residential real estate, and leverages the latest technologies, including 3D imaging, videography, and photography.
  • Thruck (Texas, USA): Thruck is a long-distance rideshare solution using empty commercial truck seats.
  • 2GO Campus Delivery (Massachusetts, USA): 2GO Campus Delivery provides a reliable, convenient delivery service at a variety of price-points on campuses around the world.
  • Hagl (Washington DC, USA)

Newchip’s Accelerator is revolutionizing the global startup accelerator and fundraising industry by democratizing capital and bringing access to companies outside of major startup hubs. Its programs, including its Seed, Pre-Seed, and Bootcamp, accept new applicants on a rolling basis, graduating more companies than a typical accelerator due to its equity-free and tuition-based nature.

About Newchip Accelerator:

The Newchip Accelerator is an immersive, equity-free, online accelerator program for Early Stage to Series A startups serious about scaling their businesses to the next level. Participants engage in a comprehensive curriculum of training, 1-1 mentor sessions, Masterminds, and live classes to prepare them to raise investment capital from Angels, VC’s, and the crowd. Three components comprise the Newchip Accelerator: Bootcamp, Pre-Seed, and Seed. Startups apply and are accepted into an appropriate Accelerator program based on the stage, traction, and trajectory of their business.

To apply for the Newchip Accelerator, please visit https://launch.newchip.com/.

Follow Newchip on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

42 Startups Graduate from Newchip’s Inaugural Accelerator Cohort

AUSTIN, Texas (July 23, 2019)— Newchip, an international startup accelerator and one of the top online accelerators in the world, is excited to announce that 42 startups from its Q2 Accelerator cohort successfully completed the 12 week intensive program. “Our companies go through weeks of extensive content in a dynamic, collaborative, and engaging online environment that challenges them not only mentally but physically in the requirements we pushed them to accomplish each week,” said Ryan Rafols, CEO of Newchip. 

Newchip launched its inaugural online accelerator program back in April 2019 with the mission of preparing its participants to launch, scale, and fund their startups – to date, it has partnered with major venture funds and even other top accelerators to help bridge the gap between a market dominated by programs focused on product and market development but little to no focus on CEO professional development.

“I had the honor and opportunity of helping many of these companies throughout the program and can say that I was impressed by the progress and outcomes made in the Accelerator,” said Joshua Lawton, Accelerator Director of Newchip. “It’s a clear reminder to me, to my team, and to all entrepreneurs, that Newchip is already making a clear impact in the world of startup education and fundraising. Look forward to some major announcements from our graduates over the next few weeks as they close their rounds!” 

To graduate, startup founders are required to complete not just the curriculum but also pitch hundreds of investors in Newchip’s quarterly Investor Startup Showcase, a multi-day, online event for participating startups in the Accelerator program to pitch their companies to prospective investors around the world. Post graduation, Newchip has announced investments into two of its cohort companies: FITT Finder and SK Hops, alongside other major investors, and it will continue to announce investments as rounds close.

Companies from the inaugural (April/May) Newchip Accelerator cohort include:

  • Arieh Solutions (Texas, USA): Arieh Solutions automates the staffing and scheduling of maritime workers and provides real time communication of shift schedules between employees and crewing desks.
  • inCourt (Florida, USA): inCourt is a platform for court colleagues to communicate, share files, exchanges services or money, for the purpose of standing in for each other.
  • FITT Finder (Texas, USA): FITT Finder is a marketplace that helps health and fitness seekers find and book fitness activities and services at their convenience.
  • Corlinc (Washington, USA): Corlinc simplifies the way businesses engage with, market, and sell to their audience online with a simple and affordable marketing tool that targets the 24 million underserved entrepreneurs.
  • Healthcare Now (Texas, USA): Healthcare Now (aka 24 Hour Physicians) provides telemedicine services to patients, collecting all medical records for patients for their use, and building a fully distributed Electronic Health Record that’s secure, private, inter-operable, immutable, readable by both people and computers.
  • ZenLeap (Texas, USA): ZenLeap is a talent marketplace that simplifies the way companies find talent by using intelligence to match candidates to positions, not resume to job descriptions.
  • Trouvaille (Arizona, USA): Trouvaille is a full-service, small group travel experience company that offers all-inclusive Signature Travel Experiences in the US and around the world, all-inclusive Trouvaille Day Trips in select US cities, and B2B travel planning and small group travel services. 
  • Valet Storage (Texas, USA): Valet Storage is an on-demand storage service that takes the headache out of storage and provides customers with a dependable, affordable storage solution.
  • ElysIoT (California, USA): ElysIoT is developing a versatile, robust, and cost-effective IoT platform, including personalized interaction powered by AI, to support medication adherence.
  • Rent My Closet (Texas, USA): Rent My Closet is an affordable peer-to-peer platform for renting fashion on-demand.
  • Lapis Sphere Technologies (New York, USA): Lapis Sphere Technologies is the maker of ALIN,  an event-based group up app that consolidates social media connections and also allows individuals to make money by creating events rather than paying to join groups. 
  • Viewst (New York, USA): Viewst is a design tool for advertisers that creates cool ads at scale.
  • SurrogateList (California, USA): SurrogateList matches hopeful parents with the right surrogate using a proprietary match score system.
  • Vendible (Tennessee, USA): Vendible provides secure payments and mobile banking, bridging traditional financial services and digital assets.
  • Pivvt (Utah, USA): Pivvt is working to help people be proactive about managing their careers.
  • OodlesBid (Florida, USA): Oodlesbid is an exciting new game where players compete against the clock to win high-end luxury prizes.
  • Consumer Affinity (Texas, USA): Consumer Affinity provides a nexus of information security services, including credit monitoring, products, and awareness, that educate and protect the customers of financial institutions. 
  • Launch Code After School (Texas, USA): Launch Code After School is a program designed to take children from ages 8 to 14 in after school programs that meet 2x a week for 1 hour with classwork that can be completed at home. 
  • TaxTaker (Texas, USA): TaxTaker is a full-service specialty tax credit platform for accounting professionals and tech companies, its product being an automated R&D Tax Credit software.
  • GiftCrowd (New York, USA): GiftCrowd is the simple way to buy group gifts while sharing the cost with others.
  • Ocean Body Balm (Maryland, USA): Ocean Body Balm, is an ancient, all-natural organic skin balm passed down from generation to generation.
  • The Brain Domain (Texas, USA): The Brain Domain is a tutoring firm specializing in addressing the specific needs of each student through 1-1 tutoring, test prep, and college counseling.
  • Solar Screen (Ohio, USA): Solar Screen is a leading on-the-spot sunscreen distribution service aimed at fighting against skin cancer and lowering sunburn rates.                  
  • Creation Crate (Ontario, Canada): Creation Crate is the developer of a subscription-based educational tool created to promote and enhance STEM education through a monthly delivered box that includes a tech project with detailed instructions and materials to assemble an electronic product, enabling customers to learn how to build electronics.
  • My Ink (California, USA): My Ink is developing Scriby, an app that will take witten word and convert it into computerized font which can then be listed on a font marketplace.
  • TurboPass (Texas, USA): Turbopass is a SaaS consumer permissioned income and employment validation solution for car dealers and lenders.
  • Aivia (California, USA): Aivia is bringing investors and investments to a global marketplace using blockchain and digital currency. 
  • Afoodable (Texas, USA): Afoodable is reinventing traditional food waste management by harvesting the nutrients from today’s food scraps to create organic fertilizer that grows tomorrow’s food, closing the loop, table to farm!
  • MyPottyPass (New York, USA): MyPottyPass is reimagining the way to go, on the go: no more sneaking into restaurants or stores.
  • Shoptaki (New York, USA): Shoptaki is taking the concept of blockchain to the next level in a way that will revolutionize the way people handle data and harness the power of A.I.
  • Home Rehabilitation Network (Maryland, USA): Home Rehabilitation Network is a telemedicine company that provides telerehabilitation and also offers a smart TV app (Medflix-HRN).
  • Tribe Swapp (Colorado, USA): TribeSwapp is a unique and innovative app tailored to budget-conscious families that seek cheaper childcare services by leveraging their community. 
  • LYTT (California, USA): LYTT is disrupting the $2.5B flavored malt beverage segment as the only cocktail that is herbal infused and made with reverse osmosis alcohol and half the sugar. 
  • Oakland TownHawk (California, USA): Oakland TownHawks plays in a league that puts the game above multi-million-dollar contracts.
  • Savi (Texas, USA)
  • CloviTek (Utah, USA): CloviTek is the manufacturer of CloviFi, a wireless hardware device for consumers, seniors, those struggling with hearing loss, and also businesses in public places.
  • Rica Rockelle Enterprise (California, USA): Rica Rockelle Enterprises is an American consumer goods corporation specializing in a wide range of beauty cosmetics and personal care. 
  • Gongago (South Carolina, USA): Gongago makes online advertising quick, easy, and affordable for small to mid-sized businesses through its online business directory.
  • CertificationPoint (Nevada, USA): CertificationPoint is a college student oriented project-based learning employment marketplace which enables service buyers to hire college students, as well as independent mentors to collaborate for business purposes. 
  • Livestock of the World (Oregon, USA): Livestock of the World is an innovative network of websites that help the livestock owners of the world, buy and sell their animals and products. 
  • SK Hops (Texas, USA): SK Hops is devoted to supplying locally grown hops to local craft breweries.

Newchip’s Accelerator is revolutionizing the global startup accelerator and fundraising industry by democratizing capital and bringing access to companies outside of major startup hubs. Its programs, including its Seed, Pre-Seed, and Bootcamp, accept new applicants on a rolling basis, graduating more companies than a typical accelerator due to its equity-free and tuition-based nature. Startup founders compare it more to a gauntlet race to the finish, with only the best companies receiving investment. 

“We realized that less than 1,000 companies graduate accelerator programs per year and it really was locking entrepreneurs out in the cold from the knowledge and networks they need to succeed,” said Ryan Rafols, CEO of Newchip. “So rather than take the traditional route of ‘meet and greet’, invest, and then hope they work out during the Accelerator, we decided to open our programs up to more entrepreneurs. However, we only invest in the top graduates.”

About Newchip Accelerator:

The Newchip Accelerator is an immersive, equity-free, online accelerator program for Early Stage to Series A startups serious about scaling their businesses to the next level. Participants engage in a comprehensive curriculum of training, 1-1 mentor sessions, Masterminds, and live classes to prepare them to raise investment capital from Angels, VC’s, and the crowd. Three components comprise the Newchip Accelerator: Bootcamp, Pre-Seed, and Seed. Startups apply and are accepted into an appropriate Accelerator program based on the stage, traction, and trajectory of their business.

To apply for the Newchip Accelerator, please visit https://launch.newchip.com/

Follow Newchip on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.